Commercial Shipping Practice

June 24, 2021

The aim of this course is to introduce the candidates to the basics of Commercial Shipping including the theory of trade, the commercial geography, the demand for shipping as a principle mode of transportation to support trade, familiarization with the various types of ships and the wide range of practitioners in the shipping industry.

Introduction

The aim of this course is to introduce the candidates to the basics of Commercial Shipping including the theory of trade, the commercial geography, the demand for shipping as a principle mode of transportation to support trade, familiarization with the various types of ships and the wide range of practitioners in the shipping industry.  The course also provides an introduction  to  the  principles and practice of marine insurance, marine surveys, logistics & supply chain and port and terminal management.

Key Points

  • International Trade
  • Commercial Maritime Geography
  • Cargoes and Trade Routes
  • Ship Types, Ship Registration & Classification
  • Contracts of Carriage
  • Law of Carriage of Goods
  • The Practitioners in Shipping Business
  • Basic Accounting in Commercial Shipping
  • Marine Insurance
  • Marine Surveys
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Ports and Terminals Operation

Benefits

On successful completion of the course the candidates will able to take up a suitable position in the shipping industry with sufficient theoretical knowledge to accomplish the jobs being undertaken. Combining this theoretical knowledge with the practical experience that they will acquire over a period of time at their workplace, they will be able to pursue a successful career in the shipping industry and take up senior positions in the shipping industry.

The course will also be useful for those already serving in the shipping industry but wanting to enhance their knowledge of commercial shipping and to move up the ladder in their organizations.

Course Details

Course Duration:  The course duration is sixty (60) hours spread over two (02) weeks. The classes will be conducted from Sunday to Thursday every week from 0800 hours to 1500 hours with one-hour break for lunch.

Attendance:  100 % attendance is required

Assessment: Written assessments comprising subjective questions as well as MCQ’s with 60% passing marks

Entry Requirements: The basic requirement for taking up this course is a minimum of twelve (12) years of structured education or Advanced Level (A ‘Level) or equivalent standard of education.

Accreditation:  None